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HDD upgrade problems

Question: HDD upgrade problems

I have a Dell Optiplex150 and I'm trying to upgrade from a 20gig western digital hdd to a 80gig. when i put the 80 gig in the dell logo comes on, boots, then when xp would boot next, it just goes black and stops. Compatibility issue? how would I know? is there a site for hdd compatibillty?Or is it my Bios?

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Answer: HDD upgrade problems

Brand new HDD's have to be formatted before they are used...did you recieve the utility CD with this drive ? ?If so all the utilities you need are on there including a very nice "clone" feature which will clone your 20G to the new HDD and make it like new.After that you can format the 20G and use it for storage space.

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OK well for my first real project was to upgrade the RAM and the HDD on my Acer Aspirer 5315.

1. I put in the new RAM and left the old HDD in so i could back up the info and so forth. Started up the computer and after the BIOS boot up (i believe that is what it is) my computer enters some pre-execution boot up, like always, and than i get a blank black screen. After that i inserted the Recovery disks and nothing would happen. Then I inserted the System Disk, and it shows the acer logo and a pop-up type window that said NO HDD.

2. So i figured OK, i inserted the new HDD, turned on the computer and that pre-execution screen said no operation system, OK that sounds right its a new HDD, so same process insert recovery CD..... nothing. Insert system CD same deal-logo screen- pop up that said no partition.


Next i tried old RAM, new HDD and got the same deal as #2. Then tried old RAM, old HDD got the same thing as #1.

I put the new RAM in, with the old HDD this time some how I got a "memory scan". Went through the process and after that went through the start deal, BIOS - pre-execution screen and got that black screen.

I am at my wits end and have no idea what else to do.
 

Answer:RAM and HDD upgrade Problems

ok this may sound stupid but here goes......did you at any time restart your system afer putting the disks in???:confused
 

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Ok, here's the long and short of it. I wanted to upgrade my computer before I went to college, so I put down $200 for a dvd-rom drive, a stick of 128mb pc-133 ram, and a GeForce2 mx card. (www.miradex.com) After installing all of the components, I found that some of my favorite games wouldn't run. Namely Unreal Tournament, Diablo II, and Descent Freespace 2. After doing to research, and reading through various forums, I came to conclude that my problem was ram related. I accidentally put a pc-133 stick of ram in with my default pc-100 stick. I thought for sure that this was causing the problem, so I took out the pc-133. That didn't work. I'm almost sure that the problem isn't in the geforce2mx card, because UT crashes at almost the same time when I'm refreshing my server list for the first time, and Diablo II isn't really a very Graphics intense program, but it does use up a big chunch of RAM. That's my thinking. Since taking out the stick didn't work, I decided to just start completely over, and reformat my entire harddrive. Certainly that would solve everything, starting with a clean slate, and wiping every last ounce of the back RAM out of the system. No. That did not work either. UT, Diablo II, and Descent Freespace still lockup and freeze at the same spots that they did before. All of these games worked fine before I did the up grade. I'm pretty sure that the DVD drive isn't to blame, but I'm ready to try anythi... Read more

Answer:Problems after upgrade

I reckon its the Geforce 2 mx that is causing the problems you will need to update the drivers for it. I found a good program for doing this at http://www.nvmax.com/start/load.nsf/data.shtml

go here and download nvmax its only a small download and run the program and right click on it in the taskbar go to settings or support and it will check for the latest drivers install them and reboot it cured my problem. I had downloaded what I thought were the latest drivers 6.50(nvidia)but they were up to 12.20! hope this helps let me know how you get on
 

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I just installed an additional 512 mb of ram into my Soltek SL-75DRV4 mother board (with VIA KT266A chipset). I also had two sticks of 256 mb already installed for a new total of 1024 mb. The ram is all DDR PC 2100 266mhz.

The problem is that now the computer spontaneously reboots, programs freeze, programs won't load etc etc. When I take out one of the 256 mb sticks it works fine so the new 512 mb ram is not the problem.

The board is supposed to be good for 3 gb of ram so I'm stumped. It there something I'm missing here?

I have windows xp, AMD XP 1800 CPU.
 

Answer:Upgrade RAM = Problems

hmmm. maybe one of the slots are bad?
 

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Question: Upgrade Problems

To cut a long story short i am currently (and struggling)in the process of studying for Microsoft 70-210 exam,followed by another 3.This,as you will know ,involves the use of Windows 2000 Professional.I acquired some evaluation software - Windows 2000 advanced server - to use with the exercises.Basically this was so i a can get used to using the NTFS file system and Active Directory etc.Unfortunately i made an error when loading this software as i never created a separate partition.As this operating system is now running along side my current operating system,which is Windows Me,i am having to use Fat32,so obviously i am not able to use any of the NTFS features.I have acquired a copy of Windows Xp professional and i have tried to instal this on a new partition.This was after i tried to upgrade my present Windows Me installation and was informed, via a screen message, that it could not be upgraded due to this other operating system on the same partition,namely the evaluation copy of Windows 2000 server.I have arrived as far as the blue screen which gives you the chance to either accept installation on the same partition or create a new partition by pressing 'c'.When i press 'c'nothing happens,why is this.If it would be better to just upgrade my present Windows Me system to Xp,how do i go about getting rid of Windows 2000 server from my system?

Answer:Upgrade Problems

I would Fdisk to clear all OS's and start again. This way you can then partition your drive to accommodate both OS's. Make three partitions one for W.Me/XP one for W2K Server and one to run alongside W2K server. The server partion should be around 7Gb. If you go this route select NTFS when configuring your system/s.

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hi,

i recently upgraded from a pentium 3 900mhz to an amd athlon 2600 complete with new motherboard and memory (bought as a bundle). After i upgraded it seemed to run with only a few glitches. however now, (just under a week after i upgraded) the computer seems to have a mind of its own. it seems to restart at random intervals, sometimes when im playing a game and other times when im just on documents.

the computer turns off, like it is restarting but doesn't restart. the normal power switch doesn't work to reset it after it has done this, so i have to switch it off at the main supply before it can be restarted. it also made a loud screeching sound from what seems to be the hard drive when it closed down.

the screen also sometimes goes blank and then coloured lines flash up when the computer switches off for no reason. this means that i have to restart the computer.

has anyone any ideas about how i can resolve this issue? Does this sound like a corrupt motherboard or memory or something?
thanks

loz_459
 

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Since upgrading to XP, I am constantly having problems. When I end a programme including AOL,nothing happens.I then go to Ctrl Alt Delete, and the items are listed as not responding.Also the computer sometimes is running very slow. I have done defrag.This includes shutdown.When I upgraded it listed numerous programmes /hardware that would cause any problems, and I removed them.Any Ideas please, as if I can't resolve it, I will revert back to Win98

Answer:Upgrade to XP problems

back up all of your important files and do a full instal of xp use ntfs for the base file system this is far more stable than fat would also check that your pc will run xp the minimum requirements are quite high (and these minimums really are the minimum to run xp double them to have a system that will run well)if you are going back to 98 would also suggest a clean instal rather than a revertpatto

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On two different software programs, I downloaded the free upgrades. When I try to install them, I get the message "can't locate original program. Installation will close." No options are available.

Both programs are on the computer and are working fine. What gives?

Please respond to [email protected]

Thanks
 

Answer:upgrade problems on XP

Hi, Try installing the original programs again. Have you changed the directory where the original program was installed or did you install it in a different to the one suggested.

I use my F drive for programs and sometimes a program only expoects it to be in the C drive. etc. etc. Peace Mal
 

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Hi guys.I have a 6 year old pc that was running 98 se but started to develop boot and shutdown problems and was running slower. I decided to take it back to its original out the box condition and format and re-install. A friend of mine had a go and instead put xp on. It worked ok but it freezes after different amounts of time and i get a message saying there is a problem with the display driver. I have contacted the graphic card manufacturer who says that because the video driver is always in use that the error will always point to it and that it could be an error elsewhere. He suggested making sure the motherboard bios are up to date and that the chipset drivers have been installed. This sounds too complicated for me to tackle. Do you think he his right? How much do you think it should cost to do at a shop? I also noticed that xp requires a lot more ram to run. What is the least amount of ram it will run on. I have 192Mb at the moment. Or should I take it in and have 98se put back on. I am hoping to invest in a new pc soon but want this one to work so the kids can use it for educational purposes.The system consists of the following.192Mb ram12Gb Hard drive16Mb Matrox Millenium G400 graphics cardPentium 3 500Mhztyan s1854 trinity 400 motherboard.Any help would be much appreciated.Thanks Dave.

Answer:Upgrade from 98 se to Xp problems...

Should be no problem running XP on that system. Here is the graphics card driver you want click here To check you are using 5.93.009 right click My Computer choose Properties>Harware>Device Manager, then open up Display adapters, right click on the Matrox and choose Properties>Driver and see which verson it says.

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Running Win Xp Ser.2; 80gb Maxtor, 256 SDRAM. ATI 9200 ; Current games ie Sims were a bit slow in loading, so decided to up the RAM to 512. Checked the current stick using CPUZ which listed 256 (generic) @ 133mhz, so I bought the same spec but a branded stick (Kingston), had the following probs & been running a week:- (a) Always runs a Scandisk (or whatever) & stops @12% the skips the rest & boots ok (b) sometimes reports an invalid memory instruction (c) always have to re-boot from 1st time start up (d) crucial mem check reports 512mb in each slot?? (e) when re-boot in safe mode command prompt, it always stops at c:\partition\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys for 10-15 mins & then loads ok.Anyone any thoughts as before I go back to orig. 256mb generic please?

Answer:RAM upgrade problems

I think with some motherboards you have to have the memmory in banks ie 1&3 or 2&4 check your m/board manual failing that try swoping them about try putting the branded first then the generic

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Question: Upgrade Problems

Hi allMy friend has just upgraded their machine with a new mobo bundle from Novatech. (AMD 64 3000+ CPU, 512DDR 3200Mhz and mobo reference NF3250K8AA-ERS )We have installed it in the old case and attached all his old (and working) hardware (HDD gfx card etc) to it and we went to reformat and install Windows on the machine.This is where the problem starts, the machine boots up fine, we have put the XP (Pro and offical disk) in to the CD drive and it boots from it. But after it has loaded all the files and gets to which location you want to install XP on. At this point the machine turns off compleately without warning.We have checked everything, connections etc and we cant see anything wrong with it so we are totally stumpedAny ideas would be welcomedThanksMark

Answer:Upgrade Problems

and attached all his old (and working) hardware (HDD gfx card etc) to it and we went to reformat and install Windows on the machine.This is where the problem starts, the machine boots up fine, we have put the XP (Pro and offical disk) in to the CD drive and it boots from it. But after it has loaded all the files and gets to which location you want to install XP on. At this point the machine turns off compleately without warning.1. Overheating CPU 2. driver conflictDoes this HDD have a working version of XP on it the drivers for the old board may be conficting with the new board

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Hi all, I'll try and keep this as concise as possible: About a month ago, our computer crashed. We had an upgrade done. Our system info is:
Microsoft Windows Xp, Home Edition 2002, Service Pack 3
Computer: Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70Ghz, 1.96 GB RAM.

Since the ugrade, randomly the computer shuts down, and restarts, where we see an error message "The System has recovered from a serious error". The log comes up with different error codes each time. Here are some of them I've made a note of:

C:\DOCUME~\OurName\Locals~1Temp\WERe698.dir00\Mini03410.03.dmp
C:\DOCUME~\OurName\Locals~1Temp\WERe698.dir))\sysdata.xtml
Sorry I didn't record the bugcheck Codes for the above.

And this:
BCcode:c2 BCP1:00000007 BCP2:00000CD4 BCP3:10000000 BCP4:E18BOBCO
OSver:5_1_2600 SP:3_0 Product 7681

C:\DOCUME~1\OURNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER9a41.dir00\Mini030510.01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\OURNAME|LOCALS~1\Temp\WER9a41.dir00\sysdata.xml

And this:
C:\OURNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERab76.dir00Mini030410.01.dmp
C:\OURNAME|LOCALS~1TempWERab76.dir00\sysdata.xml

BCcode:1000008c BCP1:C0000005 PCP2:B9F18685 BCP3:A6B90904 BCP4:0000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 S):3_0 Product 768_1

And here is another Bugcheck Code (without full error log (sick of writing them down, as they are different every single time:banghead)):
BCcode:24 BCP1:001902FE BCP2:B14E3AE4 BCP3:BA4E37EO BCP4:B9EAB413 PSVer:5_1_2600 SP3_0 Product 768_1

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Answer:Problems after upgrade

Okay, good news I think. I looked again at the hardware in device manager and found one which I had earlier been unable to update drivers for. Well it had a yellow exclamation. I unistalled it, but I don't think it actually unistalled. So I disabled it as it wasn't working properly anyway. I turned off and rebooted the computer and no error messages. Yay. So far the computer hasn't shut down anymore either, and everything seems to be working fine. I don't know how I missed it before, but here's hoping the problem is permanently resolved. If it isn't, I'll be back. Guess this should have been posted in the hardware section. Oops!
 

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I have just set up an older Sony Vaio PCG-K15 laptop with an off-the-shelf copy of Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Everything worked fine and all LAN resources were accessible. I upgraded IE6 to IE8 and one of the partitions on a remote system is now not accessible.

Two of the partitions, a 70-Gig and a 15-Gig are still accessible; but, the 465-Gig partition is reported not accessible. I don't think the partition size is a factor as the same sized partition on another system is accessible. I get "the network path was not found" when I double-click the drive letter. The remote system is running Windows 7 Ultimate and full access and control is granted to "everyone" as well as "Administrators".

This is not the first time I have seen this happen when upgrading IE. Is there anything anyone can think of about upgrading IE that might be causing this anomaly?
 

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A friend has asked me to replace with processor fan etc as it was making a lot of noise and not really cooling. So a Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 Rev 2 was ordered.

However when it came time to remove the old fan and heatsink etc the old Thermal paste was very sticky and was pretty much thick glue. It came of a AMD Phenom 2 x6 (AM3). IT was carefully cleaned off some new artic silver paste went and the new cooler went on with out any issues.

When its powered on it does not want to boot. No input from the screen and no BIOS screen of any sort comes up. So i went fault finding and removed the GPU so it was running on the on-board again. Also i have removed the DVD/RW and the HDD, I have tested the RAM in a another PC and works fine. I have left 1 stick in it so it does have ram. There is nothing plugged into the Ports apart from the keyboard and Monitor,

However doing some googleing and found next to nothing to help.

Is there any otherthing i can try. I cant understand why replacing the cooler causes trouble.

Many thanks,
Bloxx

Answer:Problems after a Upgrade.

Make sure that the new cooler is functioning properly. Contacting the heat-spreader evenly, fan is turning, powering up at startup, etc.
How did you clean the old Thermal Paste?
If some of this got in the pin area, or on the motherboard, it can cause a short as most of it is electrically conductive and/or capacitive.
I would reclean around the CPU socket to ensure that there is no TIM residue left. Also, pull the processor and be sure that no liquid got on the pins, or that the pins are bent. Thoroughly inspect the socket without the CPU in it.

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Question: Upgrade Problems

I decided to do the Win 10 upgrade from Win 7.I let it run for 4.5 hours and it was at 95%.We had to go out of town for 2 days and I had to shut it down.Thought I could turn it on and reinstall it.But all I get now is a black screen.Where do I go from here?
 

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I recently attempted to upgrade my desktop OS from XP Home to XP Pro and some problems have resulted. First of all, I cannot change the resolution on my screen from 800x600. I go to Display properties and under the advanced settings, it only says that I have a default monitor.

The other problem that I am having is that some of the Microsoft updates are not being installed. The automatic updating starts, but then a list comes up of what could not be installed.

Any ideas?

Answer:XP Pro Upgrade Problems

Welcome to the Forum

For the Resolution problem, you need to renstall your Video Adaptor drivers.

For the Windows Update problem, try re-registering the Windows Update DLLs with the commands below

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type or copy and paste the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.


regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

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I've previously had occasional disconnects in the past but after I installed SP2, I get disconnected after about 3 min. of use. By disconnect I mean that my IE will not display a web page - it just attempts to connect for about a minute then displays the "the page cannot be displayed" page. No other errors are given. A re-boot of my system will allow me to once again connect - but only for a few minutes. After my problem appears, I am still able to ping a Yahoo IP address and also ping the url - click here. So, it seems like my system is still connected but IE is not.

Answer:Problems after XP SP2 upgrade

Have you done the usual spybot, adaware etc etc checks ?

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Hello,

I have been having some trouble trying to install a new Pentium III 933 mhz into my system. The following are my specs for my system.

Dell Dimension L500r
810e chip set, socket 370
Pentium III 500mhz 100fsb
256 MB SDRAM
10 gig Hard drive
Samsung DVD drive
17 inch monitor

I checked with Intel before trying to upgrade and they have approved a Pentium III 933 133fsb for my motherboard.And Dell will not support you once you try to upgrade to a faster CPU so they are no help. I also checked with Intel and they think everything should be working fine.

And I have updated by bios to A09 which is the recommended update for this processor. After installing new processor my boot screen comes up and then windows starts. The problem I am having is the screen then comes up with a error message saying "general failure reading drive C". It then sends me into a loop of constant rebooting and never loads windows. When I take out the new processor and put the old processor back in everything works fine. Can you please help? Is there something else I should do? Has anyone else had this problem? Is my new processor not compatible?

I did check my cables and those are fine. I have tried to set my BIOS to the defaults and this hasn't helped either.

I also got some additional error messages a second time I tried to install the new chip that went like this.

While initializing device configmg
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Answer:CPU upgrade problems

It really sounds like you pci bus has been overclocked. Check in your bios. The pci bus should run 33 mhz, so for a 133front side bus processor it should be using a 1/4 divider, for 100fsb it will use a 1/3. If it didn't change to 1/4 with the new processor that would explain those error messages.

Your new chip should be 7 x 133 front side bus = 933
agp bus should be at 1/2, not 2/3
pci bus should be at 1/4, not 1/3

Not sure on memory settings for that type motherboard
Processor voltage should be either 1.65 or 1.70 volts, not exactly sure on that one, but either would work okay.
 

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Question: Upgrade Problems

Dear Friends,

I'm running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate on my Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv9700t laptop and want to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional.

I wrote to Hewlett-Packard asking if there were any special considerations in doing that and was advised that HP doesn't recommed that upgrade and that if I try it I might end up with a non-functioning laptop.

I downloaded and tried to install the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor but had a pop-up window tell me that the device driver software for checking my laptop was not successrfully installed and I was advised to check with HP about the problem.

Have any others had a problem of this sort?

Regards to all from

Jack Owens.

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Hi! I've just upgraded to XP from 98 and have a few problems I was 'automatically' updated to SP2.

1. I can't re-install my Norton Antivirus or Firewall although with SP2 do I need a Firewall anymore?

2. When I first started using xp, I could see all the users I set up but now the Users screen is just blank? Its the same if I try logging on as any of the other users.

3. My scroll wheel has stopped working and I can't see how to get it back?

Apart from that, all seems ok!!

Answer:Upgrade from 98 - Problems!!

I would do a remove of SP2 and a System restore. You can update your mouse drivers make sure you have the right drivers,which may be causing the scroll wheel. And Yes you still need a firewall, well at least in my opinion. Now are you getting any error message when you try to install firewall/norton?

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Hi, I have spent the bundle to upgrade my machine but.
I installed an intel core i5-2500k proc.
msi p67a-g43 cross fire board
g skill ripjaw xf3ddr 3-1600 8g (2x4)
msi radeon hd 6870 hawk 950mhz video card.
On startup, the board lites up, the hard drive activity lite comes on for a few seconds, goes off then flashes once. The dvd drive lites up momentarily. All the various fans run but no video. I have checked and rechecked all the components as far as mounting and hooking up. The monitor says no signal, what am I missing?
Any help would certainly be appreciated.
Terry

Answer:upgrade problems, please help

did you plug in the 2 6 pin power to the card?
also what psu do you have?

scrooge

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background about me - not dumb or luddite but no silver-haired geek either.

Have three pack Win 7 Home premium Upgrade pack. Successfully fought and eventually won an upgrade to a laptop a year ago. Scars have now healed and decided to upgrade main PC. Went to local shop and after some discussion I decided to upgrade chip and insert an SSD. As part of the deal they were supposed to upgrade the OS for me with my upgrade pack. This they did and with my blessing they wiped the old hard disk allowing me to start afresh.

Took machine home and all seemed lovely and rapid, spent a day installing and setting up machine exactly as I wished it. Then up popped the activation box, which surprised me, I gave it the necessary 25 characters but the activation failed as Microsoft claimed it was a clean install. So back to shop, this time clutching the XP disks and told them to fix it.

Got machine back for second time but it seems they have really screwed up. They installed XP on the hard drive (not the SSD) and then updated this with the Win 7 upgrade and it appears that this is now on the Hard drive - so at best I am losing the benefit of the SSD. Further examination reveals I now have two copies of Win 7 on my machine, one on the SSD, not activated and another on the hard drive but successfully activated.

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Answer:Problems with Win 7 Upgrade from XP

Take a look at this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

What MOBO do you have? ASUS model No ???????

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Question: upgrade problems

just bought myself a 6600gt card for crimbo, put in but had probems with my power supply so upgrade that. Every thing went fine, played half life and few other games last night but today system will not boot up. Everthing powers on ok then there is a long beep and both red and green lights stay on and nothing happens there after. Any help would be much appriciated.

Cheers ranger.
 

Answer:upgrade problems

See if it'll post, remove the RAM, and see if there's a beep. If there is, replace the RAM, and remove the video card. If there's a beep, you might need a new motherboard.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm using W520 4282RH3 and now I want to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a mSATA SSD.I want to confirm that whether all the models of W520 support mSATA SSD?I want to buy a OCZ Nocti 60GB OR Intel  320 80GB, are they supported?Then something about the RAM. I want to buy a Cosair or Samsung or Kingston DDR3 1333 4GB*2, are they supported by W520? There are 2 RAM slots available in my computer. 

Answer:UPGRADE! but I have some problems.

The W520 has four ram slots, two easily accessable from the bottom of the laptop and two more under the keyboard. The ram that mine came prinstalled with is DDR3 667MHz (PC3-10700), Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9. As far as I know every model supports mSATA, although not on the models with a cellular data card in it(they use the same slot as an mSATA card). There should be a thread with peoples experience with different mSATA cards, I would recommend you take a look there.

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Hi, I wiped my Mac pro and reinstalled Win Vista 32 home premium it work fine, I try 2 upgrade to Win 7 but both the 32 and 64 disks just keep getting rejected with no options. Anyone has an idea why ?

Answer:Win 7 upgrade problems

Welcome

Rather difficult to give a specific answer to such a general question.

Did you try to install using these instructions?

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

Need more details about the rejection, when, etc.

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Hi,
Recently, I upgraded my motherboard, RAM, CPU and Graphics card in my ageing emachines E4040 PC.
I bought an ASRock N68C-S UCC Motherboard, some Crucial DDR3 RAM, an AMD Athlon II X3 450 and a Saphire Radeon 5670. I am new to builds, but certainly not to theory and software, so I figured everything would go without a hitch, but when i was building, i saw that my 300w power supply had a 20 pin connector and my motherboard had a 24 pin connector, and connected it without worrying. i checked all the cables were in before booting, but no image came up on the monitor. thinking it may have been a graphics fault, i took out the graphics card and used the internal graphics. this too failed to show an image on the screen. is it the motherboard, or the PSU? i would like some help please.

Answer:Problems With Upgrade

Correct CPU for motherboard?
AM3 CPU
Motherboard review
"Even though this motherboard supports DDR3 memories, it isn?t a socket AM3 motherboard, but a socket AM2+ one. The difference between the two is the presence of a separate voltage line for the CPU embedded memory controller on socket AM3 models, a feature not available on this motherboard."

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I've upgraded my wife's 4-year old pc from ME to XP and have two problems:

1. I can't get my dialup net connection to work. I reformatted the hard drive and failed to backup the modem drivers. Both the pc and the modem are no-name clones. XP is using a "standard" modem driver, but it doesn't work. What can I do now?

2. I use Sony's Imation Superdisk 120MB floppy drive as a backup device; it's got all my wife's files on it. It's Readme File says it needs an EPP connection. The pc control panel indicates that its connection is ECP, and it won't recognize the superdrive. I don't see anything in the bios setup for changing this setting. How can I handle this one?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

seamus a
 

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Hi,
I just upgraded my laptop HDD. I used Apricorn EZ Gig II Cloning Software to clone my current OS (windows xp sp3). Everything on the new HDD is working OK on the surface, but there are a couple of problems I am hoping you guys can help me with:
1. I cant create a system restore points (system restore is 'on' on all the partitions).
2. I cant restore to an earlier restore point.
3. Every time I open a folder containing mp3 files, explorer hangs, and I have to close the folder using task manager. Explorer then restarts. This seems to happen only with mp3 files, although they are playing in the media player OK.

Any solution would be appreciated.

I tried to use sr.inf to reinstall system restore (windows/inf/sr.inf->right click->install)
All this has done is to erase my old restore points, and still refuses to create a new restore point ("System restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer, and then run system restore again")
 

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The computer was working perfect with win 8Since about a year the notebook updated to windows 10 and since than is different problems.1.I can not update any driver2.When shutting down the computer does not shut down,i tried solving this issue,and after browsing hp forum,i managed to solve the issue for 1-2 days but than it is again the same problem.3.when the computer is not used for 10 minutes it goes in stand-by and does not wake up anymore,all the work is lost,i have to force shut down the pcPlease advise what to do 

Answer:hp+win 10 upgrade problems

@melindahp Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Sorry, but not all the older PCs did well with the Win10 Upgrade.  I upgraded three PCs and had to return two of them to Win7 due to ever-increasing problems in Win10. If you follow these instructions for finding the detailed product number of your PC, I can check to see if there are HP Win10 drivers for it:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001 Without those drivers, your PC is going to continue to peform poorly and the problems are only going to get worse.We can proceed when you provide the information.Thanks

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ok so a few months ago i upgraded my system. Got a new motherboard (Asus A8V Deluxe) and new CPU (AMD 3200+ 64-bit). I used my old ram which is 256 MB of PC2100 RAM on one stick. When i first used it it seemed fine. Every once in a while though my system would freeze and i would hear one very long beep. Like once or twice, the beeping went on and on, and it never ended, and when i press the manual restart button on the front of my case everything works fine. Basically sometimes it happens and others it doesnt. It stopped for a while of little use, but its been happening alot lately. Any help guys?
 

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Question: upgrade problems

just bought myself a 6600gt card for crimbo, put in but had probems with my power supply so upgrade that. Every thing went fine, played half life and few other games last night but today system will not boot up. Everthing powers on ok then there is a long beep and both red and green lights stay on and nothing happens there after. Any help would be much appriciated.

Cheers ranger.
 

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I have a strange issue. I've upgraded my 8760m to  16GB ram and I'm running a 2670qm cpu. I bought two more 8 gb sticks of ram and the laptop won't even post when they are added. In order to test the new ram I removed the 16 GB I was running and booted with just the new ram......it booted fine. I then booted with one of my old 8 GB sticks of ram and one new one and it booted fine. If I add one chip to either one of the empty slots after booting successfully with just 16 GB of ram (in other words trying to boot with 3 sticks of ram installed for a total of 24 GB) the laptop won't post. If I fill all four slots with identically specced ram....the laptop won't post.......is there anything else I can try to make 32 GB of ram work?

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Please help, I have just upgraded to win xp and i cannot get my Pioneer dvd 116 player to autorun on application cd's. Can explore contents in explorer (but slow), will autoplay a music cd (after a lot of sorting). If i double click on drive i get the E:\is not a valid win32 application window, can anybody help please, thanks in advance for any help. P.S. have cd/rw drive that is functioning correctly.

Answer:Win XP upgrade problems........

Is there an error code if so have a look at this site click here

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I have the M2N78-LA (Violet6) motherboard. I just bought a AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (HDZ965FBK4DGM) CPU Processor to upgrade and get alittle more life out of my computer. After I plug in and power on it tells me that it is an unsupported cpu. I had looked at the motherboard specs and it list said cpu as compatable. What am I missing?

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I have a custom build PC. Components are as followed:

Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 Motherboard
Kingston hyperX 2x2GB Memory
XFX 9800GTX GPU
AMD X6 1055T CPU
Thermaltake 800w PSU
Windows XP Pro

I'm upgrading the CPU from an AMD X2 6000+, 3.1GHZ to the AMD X6 1055T. This CPU is on the list at gigabytes website for this board. It did say I'd had to upgrade the BIOS from Version F4 to F5 or higher. I tried to do the F5 update, it loaded successfully but the post screen still showed the F4 and when I installed the new CPU the lights came on and fans turned but nothing else.
So I used the @BIOS function that comes with the gigabyte installation disc. It found all details of my board and the only upgrade it found to the BIOS was version F8, so I installed it with out any problems and it even showed in the post screen. So I installed the new CPU, it fired up and during post as it got to the CPU it showed "AMD type Unknown". It then continue to load and when it got to the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" it just stayed there, So I figured it was trying to find the change and let it stay there running for about 20 minutes until I shut it down.
I then took that CPU out and reinstalled the original AMD 6000+ and it fired right up and worked just as it should. I tried the 1055T CPU in another PC and it worked just fine.

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Answer:New CPU upgrade problems

Likely the bios version on the CD is old and isn't the update for 6 core amd.

I would download the bios update off the gigabyte website and then flash your bios using that. Note that flashing bios can be risky and can render your motherboard useless if you do it incorrectly but in a case like this you have no choice but to update it.

Good luck
 

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Hi, I have just bought an 8gb ram upgrade from Adata which has the sme exact specs as the original ram. After installing it into my H30-50 windows successfully booted but then after 2hours of use the screen froze and when i manually restarted it with the power button it could never get past the post stage i believe. The fans started for 2 seconds then stopped and then started, stopped etc. Seeing as the only thing i had changed was ram, i took the new module out and it booted successfully again How can i resolve this issue.( I really want 16gb of ram- i loved it with it b4 it crashed.Specsi7 47902tb hdgtx 745 Ram upgrade numberAdata AD3U16008G11-B http://www.adata.com/en/specification/152As far as i have found, the specs are the same(1.5v CL11 1600mhz) Thank you

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Last night I upgraded to a P4 SLS6S5 HT 3.06 processor from a 2.53. I fired it up went right to bios and clicked on the hypertheard to activate it and closed bios and all I got on my screen was strange colors.
I have a ECS L4S5A/DX+ mother board and all the info I got before the install said it would work fine.
I thought I should ask before I screw it up any more.
I reset the bios and it work ok without the hyperthreading turned.
Why would the function mess with the video.
I'm also going to figure out to over clock this chip.
 

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I just purchased this 1GB of ram (2 x 512MB 533mhz PC2-4200) to add to my Dell Dimension 4700. I selected it using NewEgg's memory compatibility tool, which says it should be compatible. As far as I can tell from my computer's documentation, it is.

I currently have 2 256mb sticks of 400mhz PC2-3200 ram in the computer. I installed the new ram according to the manual, making sure to keep the old ram and new ram paired correctly. When I booted up, the computer recognized the full 1.5Gb and ran nice and fast, but was very unstable. I was getting loads of Dr. Watson error messages, and had a couple of BSODs, so I took the new ram out. The computer runs stable again, but is slow.

I thought that maybe I was having trouble because the old ram is 400mhz, and the new is 533mhz. The dell manual says it shouldn't be a problem, but I decided to try running with just the new memory to see what happened. So I took the old memory out and installed the new, again making sure to pair it properly in the right slots. After doing this, the computer won't boot up at all and just beeps constantly when I try to start it.

So now I'm back with my original 2 sticks of 256mb, and the computer is running fine, albeit slow. As far as I can tell, I've done everything correctly, and I'm running out of ideas. Anyone have any advice?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:RAM upgrade problems

It sound like it's not compatible to me. Contact the vendor you got your memory from, do they had tech support?? If that fails, return it. Memory I find is very tricky. I don't know where you got your RAM but try: www.4allmemory.com
I've had great luck with them.
Heidi
 

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I have recently downloaded the latest version of AVG (version 7.0.300) and noticed that when my e-mails were downloading from server I would get a small pop up box in the system tray stating that e-mails had been verified as virus free (or words to that effect)
I also had a 'tag' to my incoming e-mails stating that they had been scanned by avg and again were virus free.

Neither of these now appear to be taking place - is there anyway I can restore them?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Jampot
 

Answer:Problems with AVG upgrade

Open AVG Control Center>Double click e-mail scanner>Configure>check incoming mail>certify mail>check outgoing mail>certify mail.
 

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My mobo ststes that it will support a maximum of 2GB DDR ram.Crucials scanner also states a mximum of 2GB DDR. and advised 2 x 1GB DDR ramWhen I install 2 x 1GB modules my pc will not boot up. Either module in either slot an dit will work fine.Crucial have suggested a variety of fixes but so far nothing makes any difference. Any thoughts?

Answer:Ram upgrade problems

What Mobo Jake ?

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I been wanting to get more mileage out of this Hp Omni all in one computer I bought a few years back. So I decided to add another 4gb ram into it. I looked up the exact ram type on the spec page on this site. It says its 4gb DDR3 PC3-10600 1333 mhz 200 pin. I had a hard time finding an exact match, but I found one on newegg. It said it was upgrade memory guaranteed to work on all Dell computers. I was a little concerned, but since the specs matched exactly, I didn't think it mattered. Well I got the ram stick in today and added it into the empty slot on top. I closed everything up, started up my computer to first, see that the system read it, then to test the difference in performance. Well, it didn't boot at all. I got a message from Windows about the boot loader was not found. I have a disc and ran the option to repair. After much time, it finally finished and restarted with an error that no Windows installation was found. I used my labtop to search online for answers. I discovered this is a pretty common problem after adding new ram . Somebody with the same issue as me shared after they removed the new ram, their computer started normally again. Then I also seen somebody else shared that the exact ram specs are not guaranteed to work if they are manufacturer specified ram sticks. I don't know if that is true or not, but I discovered my computer did start again after I removed the new ram. I don't know what to do. I would really like to add that empy slot,but... Read more

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Question: Upgrade Problems

Hello, A friend of mine upgraded my daughter's computer from Windows 98 SE to Windows XP Home Edition. Now when we try to get on the internet we get a popup saying that "Windows has found 55 corupted files and that we should download Registry Cleaner. Also shortly after signing onto the internet the computer just stops responding and we have to cut it off and start it again. Is there any way to uninstall the Windows Xp and go back to the Windows 98 SE ? I would greatly appreciate the halp and info. Thanks

Answer:Upgrade Problems

Yes, there normally is a way to go back to Windows 98, but lets leave that for a last resort. It sounds more like you have a adware problem, since Windows doesent normally tell you to download any external programs from the internet. Please see Antivirus and Spyware/adwarehttp://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1134123580

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Hi I have just repaired/upgraded my daughter-in-laws pc.new asrockk8nf69-vsta m/b. sempron cpr, 1 gig crucial ram, pioneir dvd/rw. existing p/s and hdd. Booted up it ran quick memtest showed 856mb, then went into windows, would not recognise my ps2 keyboard or mouse, so could not get into setup, tried putting m/b driver disk in, but it bypassed it, tried putting xp dsk in, again bypassed it. just stuck on starter screen, and since it will not recognised mouse or keyboard I am stuck. any ideas would be most grateful for. Would clearing csmos help or formating their hdd on my pc????

Answer:problems with upgrade

Clear cmos and retrykeyboard should be recognised by BIOS.try a usb keyboard /mouse if bios or mobo faulty maybe you need to switch on PS2 in BIOS

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hi everybody:
About two days ago I upgrade my computer from Millenium to XP-professional.
My dsl browser is acting really weird is said not connected to the net but I could move in the net with not problem , my router is off line , I have not sound went playing cds, my dvd decoder need to be to updgrade,I have call the link tech support but they tell to try their web site, but went I do, I have to switch the cables to connect the router, as soon as I do the,I get disconnected, can't somebody help me .
 

Answer:After upgrade problems

You likely neen to install new XP compatible drivers for all the devices that are not working properly. You can got to manufacturer's website to download the latest XP drivers. Be sure to unistall the current drivers thru Add/Remove Programs or from Device Manager. Aldo be sure to download all the latest XP updates from Windows Update - this includes Service Pack 2.

Upgrade's are rarely a good idea versus a clean install of an Operating System.
 

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Question about PC upgrade gone wrong.

Components used

RAM(I copied everything on the ram stick)
Starex DDR2 - 533 - CL4
PC2 - 4300U - 4440
ST100UD0413 - 533

CPU - Pentium D 805

Motherboard - Intel P965LT Desktop

OK I'll try make it brief, I bought a new motherboard, I didn't want to upgrade my cpu and ram so I bought a
Intel P965LT which is supposed to be compatibe with my current cpu and ram. Before I put it in my case I
tested it, I put in the ram,cpu(without the thermal past) and fan because I just wanted it to post. At first it
seemed to post(although their was nothing displaying on the monitor) the HD, fan and cdrom were running
and then about 10 seconds later it shut itself down.

I then took the CPU and ram out of my new motherboard and put it in my old one(which I know works) it then
became worse becasue there was no response at all, just a single beep, the motherboard was completely dead.
I then took the ram and cpu out of the olf motherboard and put it in the intel P965LT again and has the exact same
response of nothing. So here are my list of theories -

1) I blew the CPU and possibly the ram due to compatibility issues or becasue I didn't use thermal paste)
2) Either Motherboard is faulty or damaged due to the above.
3) Power supply is stuffed.

Also if the ram and/or cpu were blown would that damage the motherboard, if I buy new cpu and ram (ones that
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Answer:Problems with New PC upgrade

The PSU is stuffed is my guess at this point. Installing a CPU without thermal paste isn't recommended but probably didn't hurt it. I've seen tests where no thermal paste was applied and all that happened was the CPU temp was between 5-10C higher than normal. I'm pretty sure your old motherboard didn't break just out of the blue, but it is possible.

A bad PSU can break other components. Before you decide to freak out, I'd beg, borow or steal a known good PSU and try again.
 

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Question: upgrade problems

I started to upgradeToshiba laptop with Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 disk provided by Toshiba. After requiring a restart during the upgrade, the computer will not boot and just goes through a "starting repair" with no success. I tried rebooting in normal and safe mode, but to no avail.
Any help would be appreciated
 

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In the course of recently trying to get rid of what was possibly a virus infection, I upgraded from XP Home SP2 to XP Pro SP3. There proved to be no virus after all but, by the time I discovered that, I had installed this probably irreversible upgrade and it has left me with several faults:standby and hibernate are dimmed out on the shutdown menuthe display seems to be working in VGA mode and will not produce its former qualityscrolling in the browsers (IE8 & Firefox) and email client (Thunderbird) is not properly controllable (although it seems ok in places such as Windows Explorer)the Windows screen fonts appear either too thin (and low quality) or too boldDevice Manager states that there is a graphics card that is not connected.

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Question: Upgrade Problems

Recently upgraded from an old Biostar MB w/a Cyrix 166 CPU, 64 m EDO ram, to an FIC VA-503+, AMD K62/550, 256 m SDRAM. The new system is actually
slower. It seems like my HD runs much more now than before. It takes about 7 seconds just to open the My Computer folder (during which time the HD
runs constantly), before the upgrade it took about 2 seconds. I'm running Win98. Any ideas? I've double checked all the settings on the MB and
verified everything is correct.
Thanks.
 

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Upgraded an Emachines computer from WinMe to XP Home...Pentium 3,
128 ram...(3 1/2 yrs Old). The Computer seemed to slow down quite a bit after a few weeks...long time to Boot up and Shut down...so I tried to 'Repair' XP by booting from the XP install disk...went thru the 45 minute 'reinstall' process and now things are really slooooooow...Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this problem (other than buying a new computer with a Pentium 4 processor and tons more Ram). Are there 'hidden' tools or features on the XP Install disk?
Should I use the EMachine restore disk and reinstall WinME and then do the XP ugrade all over again?

Help
 

Answer:WIN XP upgrade from ME problems

Part of your problem is the amount of RAM . . the Practical minimum for XP is 256, with the sweet spot being 512. RAM is pretty cheap these days . .

Another part of your problem is installing XP over the top of ME (pardon the language) . . when you do that, you carry forward all the weakenesses and problems that ME had to the new installation.

You will have a much more stable and reliable system if you wipe the drive and install XP . . and you can do that with a upgrade version of XP

These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

Good luck . . wrs
 

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Hi guys. I have an 'ASRock k8 upgrade nf3' motherboard which i believe has the nvidia usb controller. Im using windows XP with SP3.I have been using the usb ports up until now with no problems, but when i checked the device manager i noticed it never said usb 2.0 anywhere, and it hasn't been going very fast so i presumed at this point that it was just usb 1.1 that was being used. Anyway i tried to upgrade it and usb has stopped working altogether now, i have the yellow warning icons beside the usb entries in the device manager. I've tried to roll back the drivers with no luck and i've downloaded drivers from the internet with no luck. When i just click 'Upgrade Driver' in the device manager it says it can't continue because it couldn't find a better match for the hardware than what's already installed.Its a bit of a pain because i just got a new usb stick thus the reason for trying to upgrade it. I can't roll back the system to a previous state because i never had System Restore turned on, its a fairly new windows installation so i'm still in the process of setting things up.Any ideas anyone?

Answer:usb 2.0 upgrade problems

When you say you tried to upgrade it, what did you do ? You would normally have to install a new USB PCI card to upgrade to USB2. It is not a software thing !

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What happens is when it finally gets to the black screen which is finalizing the upgrade, it gets to about 86% from the copying of files. And 25% from the overall upgrade., it reverts back to restoring windows 7 again. Please help.

Answer:Problems Upgrade from win pro to win 10 pro

I'd would help if we'd know the specs of your PC.
This error can occur if you have an unsupported graphics card.
I would recommend you look up if everything is compatible with Windows10 and install the latest drivers.
If you received the update for win10 through Windows update, contact Microsoft Support.

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Currently have 512MB RAM in an emachines 370. Been onto cruicial.com website which says I can support up to 2 x 1GB DDR PC2700 which I duly bought, although not from crucial.I swapped the 2 x 256MB sticks for the new ones.Now on switching on my PC I get a number of beeps from the motherboard and the PC will not boot up!I have double checked and it says the RAM should be compatible.Is there anything I need to do before installing the new RAM that I have not thought of?

Answer:RAM Upgrade problems

first i would remove one of the memory sticks then restart the pc.if no luck shutdown and replace with the other. did you use an anti static strap when handlig the ram or at least kept you bare arm against the side of the case.check your old memory to see if it is pc2700,3200 or pc400 in case of a mistake compatability wise.also you could check the bios to see if the ddram timing is set to autoe.t.c.

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Hi,

I just built myself a new system (well, kept a few bits from my old one and replaced the m/b, cpu, ram etc) and I have come across two problems.

Brief Specs:
CPU = XP3000+ 333FSB
M/B = Gigabyte GA-7N400 L
RAM = 2 * 512MB PC2700 DDR
OS = Windows XP Pro

My first problem is that the CPU is being detected at the wrong speed. When I first booted the system after installing all the hardware the BIOS showed the cpu as an "XP3000+" but now DXdiag reports it as being ~1700MHz, as does the check when I boot. I have the FSB switch setting on my motherboard set to "Auto" (on = auto for 400/333/266 FSB, off = 100MHz to be used with 200 FSB cpu) and the multiplier switches set to "Auto". I'm not sure the exact point at which the CPU started being detected at the wrong speed but I swear I saw it as XP3000+ the first time...

The second one is this... If I install the motherboard drivers my cd-rw stops working when I get into windows. I can open/close it and even boot off it until windows starts, and then I can't even open the drive. If I double click it in "My Computer" it comes up with an error saying it could not be accessed because of an I/O error. I reinstalled windows and am running without the chipset drivers at the moment, and the drive is fine. So do I need those drivers, and if so how do I get my drive to work after I install them?

Thanks,

Jamie
 

Answer:Two problems after big upgrade

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I attempted to install Win XP on my Win 98 laptop. After installing i realized that I can't use the disk on two machines. I then went back to win 98 and then put win 2000 pro. The hard drive was formattedNTFS in the process. Win 2000 works but instead of doing a clean install I'm still given a choice to boot 98, 2000, or XP. All I want to do is completely format the hard drive and install only Win 2000. I have a 6gb hard drive. How do i do this?
 

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with 4 x 512 kingston ddr2 ( 667 ) blue screen appear only after safe mode says :

The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated bios. If you are unable to obtain an updated bios or the latest bios supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation."

bios ver is F6 latest for my motherboard now windows xp won't boot all rams are same brand same bus and won't load windows can't access bios .
the pc work fine with only 2 x 512 kingston ddr2 ( 667 ) the board had 4 banks so can anyone help me with this problem ???

my pc specs :

MB : GA-945P-S3(rev. 1.0)
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BIOS Ver : F6
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VGA Brand : powercolor Model : x1550
CPU Brand : Intel Model : core 2 duo 4400 Speed : 2gb
Operation System : Win XP SP : 3
Memory Brand : Kingston Type : DDRII
Memory Size : 2x512 Speed : 667
Power Supply : 300 W

thanks in advanced
 

Answer:Ram upgrade problems

You need to install 2x 2GB memory modules in two of the memory slots. Some motherboards use slots 1&2 others use 1&3 etc... just put one memory module in each of the two slots that are the same color.
HERE is the link for the manual if you need it.
 

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I recently upgraded one of my other PC & now have a 120g SSD drive that I want to put win 10 on for my 3rd string PC. I reformated & installed win7 home twice & got it activated & all the latest updates.I runs flawless & is the only drive currently hooked up besides the DVD burner.

I copied the win 10 home ISO over to a thumb drive ( I used this same thumb drive to update my laptop to Win 10 so I know it works) & when I try to update to win 10 it tells me I need 2 gig of ram. I have 4 sticks of 2 gig in each slot & all 8 gig show up in Win 7. I've taken ram out, moved ram around, even tried just 1 2 gig stick but no luck.

The MB is this http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=428 & the Proc is this AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W HDX925WFK4DGM Desktop. The whole pc has been running fine before the switch over,

Google don't bring up much info & I've tried some of their suggestions with no luck.
Hopefully one of you guys can offer some different suggestions that I haven't tried.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Win 10 upgrade problems.

I'd start by making sure the firmware of the motherboard is current. I know you said that you installed the latest updated, but usually that doesn't include firmware.
 

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I just upgraded my motherboard, RAM, video card, CPU and, heat sink. I got all the new stuff into the computer and a local store did the initial post of the system for me. I took the system home to install Windows XP and had trouble getting the system to recognize the single hard drive I had hooked up to it. I ran into the problem that the new board wants only SATA connections and 3 out of 4 of my hard drives are regular ATA. I bought adapters for them to turn them into SATA to plug into the motherboard and my one regular SATA should be fine I thought. For purposes of installing the OS I only hooked up one hard drive. I had to hook it up on the IDE hookup[ on the motherboard because the system would not recognize it with my adapters on. I have no idea what I'm going to do about the adapters.

Once the system recognized my hard drive in the BIOS finally I tried to install Windows after loading my RAID drivers for the board but it would hang in the install where it says "loading Windows." I then got checking and found out that my CD/DVD burner that is on the same IDE line as my hard drive was set to master. I thought this might be the issue and changed the jumper to slave and now after that the system does nothing. When I hit the power button it does nothing at all. It doesn't even seem to try to boot. Could this mean my power supply is bad? I noticed a little blue light is on on the motherboard for sys standby. Can anyone help me please?
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Answer:Upgrade problems

keep it simple. then start adding components once you get each added component working.

You have too many changes all at once.
 

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Hello!Just a question for you all here. I have been trying to upgrade my computer, but I've not been having much luck at the moment.I found the correct RAM i need. 168 slot and it fits in fine, but when I load it up my screen has the words it would normally have but they are all broken up and unreadable. It is very frustrating!Any suggestions would be a great helpMy computer specs areQtechIntel Celeron CPU1200 MHZ1.20GHz and currently has 248MB of RAM split between two sticks.Thanks in advanceSteve

Answer:RAM Upgrade Problems

Quote[highlight]I found the correct RAM i need. 168 slot and it fits in fine[/highlight], but when I load it up my screen has the words it would normally have but they are all broken up and unreadable. It is very frustrating!Any suggestions would be a great helpHow do you know it is the correct RAM? Just because it fits is not relevant. Just because it is PC100 or PC133 does not mean it is correct. Without the motherboard model we will have difficulty finding what the manufacturer recommended. Do you have a manual? http://www.qtechsrl.it/prodotti/products.php?cat=1&PHPSESSID=3e31248d20126e77abbc6b77ab1ab375

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A client computer lost its People tile entries when we upgraded their computer to Win 10 from Win 8.1. Has anyone else experienced this?
We rolled the AS back t 8.1 and the People was populated again! WTH!?
Weird huh?
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Question: upgrade problems

i bought a radeon 9600 pro graphics card and it didn't fit into my motherboard. The system is an Emachine t3880 (335 intel celeron D, 80gb hd,intel extreme graphics3 3d, intel pro 10/100 lan,6 usb ports, 56k itu v.90 ready fax/modem, 2.80ghz 256k l2 cache 533 mhz fsb), what the heck should i do? get a new motherboard? I also ordered a gig of ram but it hasn't arrived yet.

Ill keep posting updates as things progress.
 

Answer:upgrade problems

return the graphics card and get one that fits
 

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I just purchased two 512MB (PC2700 DDR333) RAM modules to upgrade my H-P a320n workstation. My computer originally had two 256MB modules in it, but is capable of holding 2GB.

I installed the new RAM, and the computer BIOS "recognizes" it as two separate 512MB modules....HOWEVER, the Win XP System Properties screen only recognizes a total of like 960MB!!.

Anyway, Windows XP boots up ok, but I'm having a lot of weird problems since doing this upgrade. For instance, Windows will crash every now and then, any DVD that I play will freeze up or crash completely, my audio card will occasionally go haywire, other programs don't respond as they used to, etc. None of this happened before the upgrade.

I DID sucessfully update the BIOS with a file from the H-P site, but the problems continue. I have also tweaked the virtual memory through XP, but maybe I didn't do something right there.

I also switched the RAM modules in the slots, but that didn't fix it. I find it odd that the BIOS recognizes it all, it "tests" ok within the BIOS, but that Win XP just won't recognize all 1GB (but most of it!) and I'm having all these other problems.

Any suggestions?????? Thanks!!

Answer:RAM Upgrade Problems!!!

run memtest86 on it... I got new ram recently and my computer would just crash to the BSOD randomly... i ran the test and it turned out one of the sticks was bad.. so i tested each one individually and it turned out one of them was faulty.. I sent the stick back and am awaiting the replacement

www.memtest.org/ <----to download memtest86

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Hello!

I have a home network of 3 computers. All were running Windows ME & all was fine. I then installed Windows XP on one machine & now I have network problems.

The 2 Windows ME computers can still see each other.

The Windows XP computer can see only one Windows ME computer & this can see the Windows XP computer.

So, I have the Windows XP computer not seeing one Windows ME computer & this same Windows ME computer not seeing the Windows XP computer.

As already stated, all was fine before the OS upgrade on one computer, so I guess the cards & cabling are all OK.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you & best wishes.
 

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I have an Evesham Axis 2400+Nvidia Ge Force with 512MB PC2100 DDR RAM and Win XP Home, which is used as as secondary machine off the internet and mostly for gaming only.Until the other day the amount of RAM shown in System properties was 512MB, after trying installation of a game requiring 512 MB it went to show 448MB only.Bought a 256MB PC2700 DDR RAM module from PC World Component shop and installed in slot 3 of MoBo (only 3 slots available. Yes I checked compatibility, strapped on, earthed etc...At switching on PC never booted up, showing a screen with lots of messages and options.Supposing a problem I removed the module and returned everything in its original state.Since then at Win startup get message "System recovered from a serious error" and also machine restarts itself randomly without warnings.This can happen once a day or not at all for days.When working though everything is fine.Help much appreciated.

Answer:Problems after RAM upgrade

I'm just wondering why on earth you bought PC2700 DDR RAM and not PC2100 DDR RAM. The PC2700 DDR RAM will only work at the speed of the PC2100 if at all, and not as in your case it seems!How old is the PC and did you check the max RAM for the mobo?As for the machine randomly re-booting by itself is sugestive of the PSU failing.

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I got a call today from a friend who upgraded from XP Pro to XP Pro (I didn't do the upgrade myself) and he was concerned that all of his "stuff" was gone.

After checking it over I found that all his "stuff" was still on the computer but:

1. His profiles from home edition were still on the computer (docs and settings/username/) all accessible from windows explorer but they were not as user logins. It seems as though the XP Pro upgrade created its own and is ignoring the previous XP Home profiles.

2. His programs are all still on the system but none of them will run. They throw various dll errors depending on the program.

I have never run a home to pro upgrade for XP so I'm not sure if somehow he was presented with an option during the upgrade that made this happen but is sure seems ridiculous that it would behave like this. I'm starting to wonder if he somehow set up a dual boot situation.

Any thoughts?
 

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Question: Upgrade problems

I recently upgraded from window 98 to XP, I had someone else do the installation of XP. Now I had maybe 5 GB worth of mp3's and pics, it seems as if I might have lost the files cause when I open the folder that I had them in it's completely empty. Did I lose this data during the upgrade?? Is there a way that I can retrieve any lost data that I might have lost during the upgrade???
"Only a coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."
 

Answer:Upgrade problems

Try going to start-> search for files and folders and type..

*.mp3 (in the search field)
Choose your hard drive(s) as the 'search in' location and click on search. Any MP3's will show on the right hand side of the search field.

if there are no MP3's on your PC then it's possible that the person that installed XP chose the option for a new install rather than the upgrade option.

Upgrade - will only overwrite system files. It will keep your documents, mp3's, pics, on your PC

New install - will format your PC and erase all contents before installing the operating system.

Not sure if there is any way to retrieve a copy of previously erased stuff.

Good Luck
 

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I have been away for a few days and upon my return i found an email from Plus.Net telling me that they had upgraded my broadband. I use Windows XP. Since then, I have had problems with hanging applications, predominately with access to the internet (IE, Incredimail and the OU's Firstclass software) and my computer hangs on shutdown - the shutdown issue doesnt occur when i am in safe mode. I know that Plus.Net warns of broadband connection stability for a short period, but that shouldnt affect the performance of my PC? Has anyone else suffered similar problems? Do they go away naturally? Or does someone have any other ideas as to what is happening? Many thanks

Answer:Plus.net Upgrade Problems???

I hgave had the same email today ;but no change in my connection speed yet. There is a peroid of settling down whilst bt configure the optimum speed. Your router needs to be connected as long as possible for the assesment period.should not effect the non related internet programs. many have experienced problems with the changeover.Hope things run smooothly for me not holding my breath.

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Question: Upgrade problems

I have an AMD Skt A Athlon 1.1 and have decided to upgrade, new mobo, new processor, But all my drives, and cards are of the PCI and IDE slots, can I get an upto date Mobo to support the drives and cards that I have, or do I get adapters to convert the sockets to PCI Express and hard drives to SATA. Or do I have to buy new cards and drives???Any help appreciated.Gerricah

Answer:Upgrade problems

You will also have to consider the anchor points on your old Case which may be unsuitable to a modern MOBO.

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Greetings,
I have a 2004 HP running XP Pro. I recently F-Disked and re-installed the HP operating system from the origional restore disks. It included SP1a only.
I need to install SP2 and SP3.
Even though I have Automatic Updates turned on, I am not being notified of available updates.

I am running a 2002 version of Explorer,and also seem unable to upgrade that (error follows).
Error Proceedure entry point could not be located in dynamic link library.
I believe this is because I do not have SP2.

I have installed Mozilla FireFox.

At the Microsoft site I can only find a SP2 download for "IT Professionals servicing netwrks", which is not me...

Microsoft does not seem to offer the SP1 to SP2 download anymore...
or, perhaps you need Explorer 5.0 or higher to download.
I am not sure which is the case, but I seem to be trapped in a "Catch-22".

Any thoughts?
Thank you,
Egret2 Chris

Answer:SP1 to SP2 to SP3 upgrade problems

HP Instructions for SP3 - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=pv-60484-2 AND http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01452495&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en
HP Instructions, Updating to SP2 - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00237294 AND http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c00218731&lc=en

The network install options for SP2 and SP3...which are ostensibly to facilitate installing on networks...can be downloaded and installed by individual users. Myself and many others have done so over the years.

Louis

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Question: Upgrade problems.

Today i have upgraded my motherboard and graphics card. Gigabyte z87-oc and evga gtx670. I have installed them but my monitor cant find a signal on hdmi. Can anyone tell me why i have spent alot of money and need help thankyou.

Answer:Upgrade problems.

Did you give the graphics card enough power? specs say it needs two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles. Total Power Draw : 170 Watts

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Hi
I have a asus 1015pem netbook. I recently upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 2GB RAM that I found here on amazon.

It works well but the problem is that when I try to turn on the netbook or wake it up from sleep or hibernation. All the lights except the processor light turn on, the screen remains black and nothing happens. I usually have to hold down the power button; turn it off and then back on again several times before it finally boots. I switched back to my old 1GB RAM and it booted normally.

I ran a memTest that came on a Hiren boot usb and it said the RAM has no errors. Is there something I can do to stop this from happening. Or is RAM itself faulty?
 

Answer:Problems booting after RAM upgrade

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I have upgraded my motherboard and CPU to a PC Chips M925 w/ P4 2.4

The new board, with all drivers installed will only work at 16 colors, 640x480. Any other setting causes the system to boot up to a black screen. All other hardware works great (audio, LAN, modem, etc.).

I have been told that the only way this will work is to do a clean install of Windows. Unfortunately, it would take days to reinstall all my graphic production and other software.

The old board had ATI video. The new board has uses an S3 ProSavage DDR video chip. Are remnants of the old board's ATI video drivers causing a conflict? If so... is there any way, working with the Registry, that I can find out what remnants of the old board's video drivers are causing a conflict, and remove them?

In the past (many, many times) I have been able to swap in new boards, install the new drivers, and have everything hum right along... but not this time! Any ideas as to what's screwing up the works?

Thanks,
LeeDe
 

Answer:Motherboard Upgrade - VGA Problems

It is possible to change Mainboard and Graphics card without having to format and reinstall whole system.
What Windows version do you use?

In case you haven't tried it yet, follow below instructions.

When you boot up. Try to enter the Device Manager and just Remove old Graphics card.
Then reboot computer.

Install new Graphics drivers. Reboot.
Install drivers for new Mainboard, even for AGP. Reboot.
Install Directx. Reboot.

That should do it.

If you've already tried it, I will have to ask you what kind of Mainboard you had before the change and what you have now.
Model and Chipset.
 

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Hello, I am wanting to upgrade my Desktop with a newer graphic card, processor, and RAM. The reason im wanting to upgrade because just recently my computer has been having some major problems.

Problem: It all started when for some reason, the games i always play were running incredibly slow. They worked for years, and now i tried to play them and they all had the same problem. When I entered the game they would run for 2-3 seconds, then freeze 10 seconds, run 2-3 seconds, freeze 10 seconds until i got the blue screen of death saying that my driver got caught in a infinate loop, something about nv4_disp.dll. And remember that this was out of nowhere, it just kinda happened. A few weeks before that i installed a new stick of ram, idk if thats the problem. So, to fix the problem i decided to reinstall windows xp. Well i reinstalled it, no sound. When i logged on i had no sound. Well i fixed that. I tried to play my games again, same issue with the lag, but no blue screen this time, just lag until i restarted my computer. Well, i restarted my computer and i heard my fans run, but my moniter would display "No Display". So i turned it off and on again, same thing. I had to (and still have to now) turn it off and on 5-10 times before it starts and runs. I noticed that during those little bits of lag during game play, my CPU usage would spike at %100, then during 2-3 secs of gameplay return back to normal, around %20. Can anyone tell me what to do to fix the problem with ... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 630m laptop. Converted to Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 32 bit, from XP. Ram 512 MB; Disk C -41.6GB free of 55.7GB.
Things worked reasonably well since I received the laptop 5 days ago. Yesterday I added more progs. but found things began to slow down considerably, and causing programs and browsers to freeze. In the last 30 mins. I have removed IO Bit programs, and it seems that the laptop is beginning to quicken up.
I now have only 11 progs installed C Cleaner; Glary Utilities; Crypto Prevent; Intel Wireless software; Mozilla +Maintenance;TalkTalk SuperSafe Boost.
Is it a case that too many programs WILL slow things down considerably?

Also, in the last 5 days there have been 192(yes, 192) Microsoft updates installed. Is this the norm ?

Hoping someone can give advice and guidance re this 7 laptop, as I am finding it slower than my Windows Vista, and also slower than a 2nd hand Windows XP laptop, which I also use.

Answer:Upgrade from XP to Windows 7 - Problems !!

Hi:






Quote:
Dell Inspiron 630m laptop. Converted to Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 32 bit, from XP. Ram 512 MB; Disk C -41.6GB free of 55.7GB.


Until the smarter folks arrive, that RAM is the problem.

For 32-bit Win7, at least 2 GB is needed.
(For 64-bit Win7, 4 GB is advised.)

So, you'll probably need to see if you can add RAM.

As for the number of updates, yes, that's normal.
And there will likely be more of them after that round.

Me 'thinks you're probably going to run short of space on your hard drive, too, eventually.

IOW, it might be a losing endeavor to try to upgrade this system to Win7 and expect it to work well.

I'm sure the more expert folks will have additional advice.

MM

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I'm working with a Lenovo Z50-70 Win8.1x64 preinstalled + many applicative sw postinstalled.Having booked and being the PC compatible, I tried to download and update to Win10, but it failed and after some hours automatically the process restarted back to 8.1.  Nevertheless I think the system is now someway deteriorated. Has anyone experienced something similar? What is better to do?A further question: what about the OneKeyRecovery system? (both SW, both HW)Thanks













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Answer:Win10 upgrade problems

The easiast solution is to perform a clean install of the OS you can do this with the media creation tool and a 16 GB USB drive Windows 10 Media tool You can boot directly to that drive you create and install Windows 10 you will be asked twice for a product key hit skip each time you will activate when you get back into Windows with digital entitlement from your Win 8.1 key on the motherboard. This way will delete all programs and data but a fresh clean install is always better.  You will be presented with 2 options when you boot Upgrade or custom you'd select custom and if you select the partition your OS is on it should save all files to a Windows.old folder in the root of C: for you. If you'd rather try and fix the upgrade issue I suggest removing all security software and updating all drivers.  Then check your system for Viruses and Spyware with Malwarebytes, ADW Cleaner ETC.  You may also want to run hardware checks to be sure the upgrade didn't fail due to a bad hard drive

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High, I am new to Tech forums but anyways....

I am having a stingy problem upgrading to Vista Home premium 32-bit with SP1(academic edition :))...... What? It was cheap!

Also, Clean install isn't an option for me as I need the programs that are on there, and some can't be backed up.

Specs:
*AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.5GHz Dual core CPU
*Transcend 2 GB Dual Channel DDRII 800MHz RAM
*512MB Nvidia 8500GT
*Windows XP Home Service pack 2
*20x DVD Dual layer burner (LG)
*250GB HD
*Motherboard= MSI K9N6GM V class

And my computer operates at around 19-25*C.

Anyway, I brought it and tried to upgrade (my first attempt) and it failed miserably at around 60-80% of completing upgrade.

I got error code: 0xC0000005 telling me to verify that the installation files are accessible.

At this point it restarted the computer and reverted back to XP.

I then tried half a dozen times more, same result.

Next (this has been over a few days now), I performed a scan and and removed norton AV and just about every other program on there.

I got: Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070714

Tried doing a clean boot like this guy explained on another site (involves msconfig and turning off a lot of things). Then ran Vista upgrade.

Got a message saying it couldn't configure required system files...... It reverted again.

Just a few hours ago I updated. It then tried to up... Read more

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Just completed a fresh install of windows ten. I also went from 32bit to 64 bit. That why i did the fresh install. Been a pain since I had to move my apps over one by one. Ironed out a few problems however there is one i cant fix. I get an event id error of 10010 and 10016 when running firefox. Doesnt do it with microsoft edge. Edge was giving me problems at first but I guess its working ok now. I just always preferred using firefox, lots of stuff stored in favorites.
 

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My computer says I need....
Jim
 

Answer:Solved: Upgrade problems??

Run the upgrade advisory on your brain to find if you are compatible! If not! trash your brain, and get a new one!
 

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Hallo,

I am having a couple of problems and I don't know if they are related or each needs to dealt with separately.
I keep getting this message
"the external tool disk defragmentation GUI could not be found for os windows unknown major release service pack 0 professional x86 64-bit"

I have a lenovo ThinkPad laptop ...

The other message I get occurs when I try to open the camera when talking to someone for example on skype or facebook camera the message that comes up is "kernel security failure" and a blue screen... then the system restarts

Can anyone help me with this please.

With thanks,

Sofia

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Hello

So after I upgraded to 8.1 I have been having internet connectivity issues, it says Im conected fine but cant load any web pages.
So I ran trouble shoot and this is is what I got back. (see below)
Some times trouble shoot will fix it other times not, this time it did.

Issues found

The default gateway is not available
The default gateway is not available
The default gateway is a device that connects a local network or computer to the Internet. A broadband modem or router is usually the default gateway.
Fixed
[IMG]res://sdiageng.dll/check.png[/IMG]

Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter
Completed

Investigate router or broadband modem issues
Not run


Issues found
Detection details

5
The default gateway is not available
Fixed
[IMG]res://sdiageng.dll/check.png[/IMG]

The default gateway is a device that connects a local network or computer to the Internet. A broadband modem or router is usually the default gateway.

Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter
Completed

This can sometimes resolve an intermittent problem.

[IMG]res://sdiageng.dll/info.png[/IMG]
Network Diagnostics Log

File Name:
887C9AA3-991B-4D5D-B012-D9E752007810.Repair.1.etl


Investigate router or broadband modem issues
Not run

If you're connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact the network administrator. Otherwise: 1. Unplug or turn off the device. 2. After all the lights on the device are off, wait at least 10 seconds. 3. Turn the device on or plug it back into the power outlet. T... Read more

Answer:Wifi problems after 8.1 upgrade.

Same here. Ever since I upgraded I've been having major issues. I'm kicked off or have limited connectivity every few seconds to every few hours (max).

I've been troubleshooting the connection and sometimes it works/sometimes doesn't. It often tells me my default gateway is not available. Other times it resets my wifi.
Sometimes turning airplane mode on and off works.

I've tried almost all of the quick fixes posted in various forums: changing power settings, changing adapter settings, disabling ethernet and bluetooth, etc. csf scan showed nothing. Anyone come up with a fix?? (this includes YOU microsoft!! since I'm pretty sure it was your update) Speaking of which, I'm going to try to undo the update to 8.1 next. Just not sure if it's a good idea since it took hours for it to install.

I have the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2200 as well which seems to have issues of its own with windows 8.

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I finally upgraded to a new MB and CPU (shuttle space walker w/intel celeron 1ghz) I am running windows XP and in the installation book the final step is to reboot with a bootable floppy, but XP didnt have us make one. Also the software bundle is for windows 2000. WHats the difference, what can I do, how do I get past these problems?
Thanks
 

Answer:motherboard upgrade problems

When changing motherboards, I always recommend a clean install of the os. A clean install leads to fewer problems down the road.
It is possible to do the swap without a clean install. From your post I gather that you have the mb installed and ready to go. You can go ahead and start the computer in safe mode [the F8 key when windows starts to load]; go to device manager and remove everything, restart the computer. Windows will redetect your hardware and install drivers for everything it has drivers for. It is even possible to skip this step windows will detect your new ide controller, agp controller etc. and load drivers for you. There is one exception if you loaded proprietary chipset drivers for your old mb, then it becomes more involved to do the swap without a clean install. The software bundle you have may include drivers for on board sound / video if you have those on your board. It is a good idea to go to the mb mfg’s site and download any updated drivers that are available.
 

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I've recently upgraded my harddrive from 500GB to 1TB and I installed a clean windows 10 on it.Now every time i open up Lenovo solution centre, it wont reconize my guarantee licence and my dvd drive(PLDS DVD-RW DA8A5SH) what do i need to do?Thanks in advanced

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I was previously using Window 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop and successfully used Remote Desktop Protocol using both (BT) WiFi and using a Hotspot on my Android phone over Three UK network.
I have updated to Windows 10 on the laptop. I can still successfully use Remote Desktop Protocol using my (BT) WiFi without any problems. However, I can no longer gain access to my Hosted Desktop using Remote
Desktop Protocol via a Hotspot on my Android phone over Three UK.
I am convinced that there is no issue with the setup of the Hotspot on my Android phone over Three UK network. I have successfully accessed
my Hosted Desktop using Remote Desktop Protocol on another Windows 10 laptop. So, I conclude that there is no issue with the Android Hotspot setup.
On the Lenovo laptop I have turned the Firewall off and still cannot access to my Hosted Desktop using RDP over my Android Hotspot.
I have proven that RDP works on the Lenovo laptop, but only over Wifi and not using the personal Hotspot.
I conclude that there must be some sort of tweak or change that I need to make to the Lenovo laptop Window 10 settings, but have now run out of ideas. 
Any help or ideas would really be appreciated.

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I am looking to upgrade my CPU. I am currently running a P4 2.0 socket 478. I am looking at a P4 3.0 and don't know what kind of problems are to be expected. I have added my own 2nd HD, memory, TV card, DVD drive, USB card, and have had no trouble. Changing Cpu makes me nervous, What do I need to know about FSB, BIOS, etc. ? Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
 

Answer:CPU upgrade ( what problems will arise)

Tell us what Mobo (motherboard) you have and show us the CPU that you want to get (the product on the site). We'll tell you if it's okay or not (or at least I will). It SHOULD be fine but just as a precaution.
 

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So, I am trying to upgrade from windows 7 to 8 and everytime i begin the download it starts to go and makes it past the preparing which i see a lot of people having problems with. then it gets to the installation part and freezes at 11%. i left it to install last night as i went to bed woke up the next morning and it was still at 11% so, i decided to restart it maybe somthing was wrong, still nothing. Then i said to myself maybe if i start the disc from the startup screen it will work. Nope. When i did that it told me the installation process had already been started and i needed to remove the disc start up my computer normally and continue from there the way i was before. So, if anyone has an ideas on how i should troubleshoot this that would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Upgrade problems

Are you trying to install wirelessly? If yes, then I'd try using Ethernet.

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Multiple questions here, but the thread title has a character limit.

I've been unsuccessfully struggling to fix a problem I've been having with "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes." (Fifteen minutes to boot up, grr!) Now that the Windows 10 upgrade is available, I'm hoping that upgrading will make all of that moot. However, I don't know if I'll be able to upgrade to 10 if my 7 is not fully updated. I am considering re-installing 7 if necessary before I upgrade, and I was wondering how to do that without making it a clean re-install.

When I first installed 7, I made a partition that put my system on C:\ and (most of) my data on D:\ because I was told that's how to safeguard my data in the event of a system re-install. However, I've never worked with partitions like this before, so I don't know how to proceed.

Another question I have is that because I have a Bulldozer-based processor, I am unable to run an XP emulator. However, I still have my original XP installation disc that came with my old laptop. Would I be able to install 32-bit XP on my hard drive alongside 64-bit 10? Would that compromise my existing data partition? Would the two systems not be able to see each other?

Thank you,
raen

Answer:Okay to upgrade to 10 with unresolved problems in 7?

Hi
You can try this if you haven't already done so
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-issues/en-gb
Personally I wouldn't upgrade until issues were corrected
10 has enough to do already

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Dell Inspiron 630m laptop. Converted to Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 32 bit, from XP. Ram 512 MB; Disk C -41.6GB free of 55.7GB.
Things worked reasonably well since I received the laptop 5 days ago. Yesterday I added more progs. but found things began to slow down considerably, and causing programs and browsers to freeze. In the last 30 mins. I have removed IO Bit programs, and it seems that the laptop is beginning to quicken up.
I now have only 11 progs installed C Cleaner; Glary Utilities; Crypto Prevent; Intel Wireless software; Mozilla +Maintenance;TalkTalk SuperSafe Boost.
Is it a case that too many programs WILL slow things down considerably?

Also, in the last 5 days there have been 192(yes, 192) Microsoft updates installed. Is this the norm ?

Hoping someone can give advice and guidance re this 7 laptop, as I am finding it slower than my Windows Vista, and also slower than a 2nd hand Windows XP laptop, which I also use.

Answer:Upgrade from XP to Windows 7 - Problems !!

Hi:






Quote:
Dell Inspiron 630m laptop. Converted to Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 32 bit, from XP. Ram 512 MB; Disk C -41.6GB free of 55.7GB.


Until the smarter folks arrive, that RAM is the problem.

For 32-bit Win7, at least 2 GB is needed.
(For 64-bit Win7, 4 GB is advised.)

So, you'll probably need to see if you can add RAM.

As for the number of updates, yes, that's normal.
And there will likely be more of them after that round.

Me 'thinks you're probably going to run short of space on your hard drive, too, eventually.

IOW, it might be a losing endeavor to try to upgrade this system to Win7 and expect it to work well.

I'm sure the more expert folks will have additional advice.

MM

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Malygris1: I checked both of the links you gave and was told my webcam (HP 5210) and drivers were up to date.  But it does not record audio with the video and when I attempt to record audio only, I get a message saying that it cannot connect to the audio device. Please advise.

Answer:Re: Sound Problems after Win 10 upgrade

Hey there @theplaceofgrace,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your webcam is not working properly for you. I am happy to give you a hand with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Also what software are you using with the Webcam? Please let me know.

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Hey guys, im a newbie to the forum, and have pretty bad problem on my hands. I just upgraded my PC with a new video card (ATI x1650 AGP), and a few days later my PC...well...died ;(.

I've tried many things, from replacing the video card with spare ones that i have, to replugging EVERYTHING connected to and from the motherboard. Im pretty nooby at these things, and so i need some help before i go out and spend money for no reason. Heres my PC's specs:

Motherboard - Asus P4P800-E deluxe
Processor - All i know is that it's a P4 2.8 ghz
Video Card - ATI x1650 AGP
Hard Drives - 2 Maxtors (dont really know their specs)
DVD - One malfunctioning black LG burner and a functioning white reader (dont know who the manufacturer is)
Power Supply - Antec True 430 (430w)
RAM - (no stickers) Forgot, but i think its 2 gb (4 in place)

I would like to note that my power supply COULD have been affected, possibly due to the major power that all of the parts required.

Please, help a noob out.
 

Answer:PC problems after recent upgrade ;(

What is the make and model of the machine in question?
 

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Hi,I have been trying to upgrade my Vista Home Premium to W7HP but it has failed. The first install displayed an error message at some point & so it rolled back to Vista. On the second attempt there was a blue screen stating that there had been problems & to check for viruses, run a chk disk etc. etc..I rebooted the PC & for a moment it began with the W7 welcome logo but then reverted to the afore mentioned blue screen of (almost) death. Subsequent reboots had the same results so I've rolled back to Vista again.The W7 Upgrade Advisor said that my PC was compatible & I turned off the security software as well as updating the W7 installation process online.Any ideas?OS WVHPMCE.Thanks.J

Answer:WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE PROBLEMS

does event viewer shed any light on what may be going wrong?

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